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Philosophy & Education Hosts National Seminar

The Program in Philosophy and Education hosted a national seminar on the topic: "New Directions for Research and Practice at the Crossroads of Philosophy of Education, Teaching, and Teacher Education." The seminar convened on November 9-11, 2017, at Teachers College. It included sixteen scholars from around the nation who focus on teaching and teacher education. Six of them are graduates of our Ph.D. program: Stephanie Burdick-Shepherd, Cristina Cammarano, John Fantuzzo, Jeff Frank, Cara Furman, and Shilpi Sinha. Four are colleagues who address teaching and teacher education through other disciplinary configurations: Maria Paula Ghiso, Shannon Larsen, Erin Stutelberg, and Rita Verma. Two participants are school principals: Mark Dixon and Joe McDonough. There were four commentators at the seminar: David Hansen and Megan Laverty from our program, and Margaret Crocco and Carol Rodgers. Rory Varrato, a current Ph.D. student in the program, served as project research assistant. The fundamental aim of the seminar was to generate fresh interdisciplinary approaches to important questions in our time regarding teaching and teacher education. It was a spirited, vibrant gathering, as participants shared their perspectives, concerns, and hopes. The participants will be publishing the results from their work in a special issue (forthcoming) of Teachers College Record.

To see the program, please click here: Conference Program.